Things got started early on, as Corey Seager put LA on the board with a two-run shot. For Seager, it was his fourth of the season.
Startin' to see this life from a bird's view. pic.twitter.com/HBNwuEodJV— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 17, 2019
They would double their lead in the third, as Joc Pederson and Max Muncy would hit back-to-back homers, giving LA a 4-0 cushion.
Joc and Max back-to-back, it’s gettin’ scary. pic.twitter.com/GivZWMMrmz— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 17, 2019
Enrique Hernandez would help tack on another in the sixth. Cody Bellinger reached safely after striking out, and eventually came in to score on a single for Hernandez.
Switching things over to the pitching side, Rich Hill continued the trend of dominant starts of Dodgers pitchers as of late. He threw six scoreless innings, issuing only two hits. Even better, he struck out 10, making some history along the process.
It was easily the best start of the season for Hill. His strikeouts were a season-high, and it was the first time this season he didn’t allow a run in a start. After the great start, Hill’s ERA currently sits at three.
Dylan Floro, Ross Stripling and Joe Kelly all threw a scoreless inning in relief as well. For the Dodgers, it’s the fifth time in their last nine games that their pitching staff threw a shutout.
Bellinger added an insurance run in the seventh, hitting his team-leading 16th home run of the season. His batting average still sits above .400.
With the win, the Dodgers are the first team in the MLB to reach 30 wins.